EVERYTHING MARKED WITH: Battle Acts


Vyvyan Almond August 17th, 2014 by

Vyvyan Almond’s sentences are quite over-constructed. They sometimes take so long to reach their point that reading his reviews puts you in mind of a Dickensian preamble. And Dickens, as we know, was paid by the word. That’s not to say that Almond writes with the wit or pathos of Dickens, of course. In fact […]


Frances Greenfield gives almost everything four stars, almost as if she doesn’t want to get on anyone’s bad side. Her negative comments come in throwaway statements of clumsy praise: “[There’s] a series of spontaneous one liners that most comedians couldn’t have written given a week,” she says of Battle Acts, expressing her contempt for Most […]